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Mahmud Zenderudi donates tableaus inspired by Nezami’s Haft Paykar to Tehran museum
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Iranian artist Mahmud Zenderudi poses after the TMCA unveiled the works he donated to the museum on May 10, 2014. (TMCA/Sharareh Samiei)
Iranian artist Mahmud Zenderudi poses after the TMCA unveiled the works he donated to the museum on May 10, 2014. (TMCA/Sharareh Samiei)
TEHRAN – The French-based Iranian artist Mahmud Zenderudi has donated eight mixed-media tableaus inspired by the Haft Paykar to the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA).
 
The Haft Paykar (The Seven Beauties) was created by the Persian romantic epic poet Nezami Ganjavi (1141-1209).
 
“Zenderudi is a great Iranian artist whose life in a foreign country has not disconnected him from his homeland,” TMCA Director Majid Mollanoruzi said during a ceremony the museum held on Saturday to unveil the artworks.
 
“His works are truly Iranian, and the manifestation of Iran is observed in his works,” Mollanoruzi added.
 
“I am happy that an artist feels responsible for the art of his country and returns his works to his country for further preservation,” he stated.
 
In a short speech, Zenderudi said, “I am happy that I was able to donate my works to the museum after all these years.”
 
He explained that he has made his artworks with combinations of sheets of paper, cardboard and different media that bear calligraphy inscriptions.
 
Zenderudi has displayed his works in different countries such as USA, Spain, Morocco, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
 
An exhibition of his artworks will open in Tehran’s Sareban Gallery on May 23.
 
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